Interview with Leonard Krause, Naemi Reymann and Ewa Westermann-Schutzki from the 20th of June, recorded in Düsseldorf during the Climate Pioneer World Tour. The topic is solutions for reducing the amount of trash.

There is a new law in Düsseldorf that will require restaurants to offer the customers multi-use containers too apart from single use ones for takeaway food, Leonard Krause tells more about this. He is the Zero Waste Manager for the Ministry for Environment and Consumer Protection LH Düsseldorf.

We can see in the video a new takeaway container system: these multi-use alternatives for single use items can be taken for free, and they automatically only charge you if you don’t bring it back within a given timeframe.

Naemi Reymann works as a consultant for a local waste management company (AWISTA gmbh), teaching the community how to deal with and work with waste. She talks about a great initiative Mehrweg to Go, there is an interactive map online to find sustainable places that offer multi-use solutions, so you can support them if you want.

Ewa Westermann-Schutzki, environment consultant at Verbraucherzentrale NRW helps the research part, collects information from restaurants to help the development of the multi-use containers, so that they can best meet the needs.

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